Urban schools: Performance, competition and collaboration

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    This chapter briefly sets current educational policy on urban education in England in the context of policy developments over the past 25 years, highlighting certain continuities and disjunctures in the journey from Thatcherism to contemporary New Labour. (For a broader discussion of the history of education in the UK, see McCulloch, 2007.) It then examines approaches to urban education through a consideration of competition and collaboration as interlinked dimensions of the Department for Education and Skill’s (DfES’s) diversity policy. Discussion is illustrated by reference to specific programs tried or currently in operation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Urban Education
    EditorsWilliam T. Pink, George W. Noblit
    Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Number of pages18
    VolumeChapter 56
    ISBN (Electronic)139781402051999
    ISBN (Print)137981402051982
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Publication series

    NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education


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